Our continued expansion has created an opportunity to join our successful team as a Scrum Master, to lead the continuous shaping and development of PSL’s Product, supporting our transition to a client centric, product based organisation. This is a key role which will include multiple responsibilities.

The Product development team at PSL are developing a modern mortgage focused product for sale and deployment to new and existing PSL clients. The PSL Product is underpinned by modern ways of working and deployment.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development team to reach consensus for what can be achieved during a specified period of time
  • Helping the team to reach consensus during the daily scrum
  • Lead the development team to ensure that they stay focused and follow the agreed-upon rules for daily scrums
  • Remove obstacles that are impeding the team’s progress
  • Protect the development team from outside distractions planning and estimating.
  • Ensure that the development team as a whole delivers against its outcomes and commitments, to the required level of quality.

Key Duties:

  • Guiding the team and organisation on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers, internal and external.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organisation.
  • Guiding the team on self-organising
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organisation.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Leading by example

Experience required:

  • Educated to at least degree level in a Computer Science or associated discipline
  • Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team, delivering commercial applications, that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.)
  • Good skills and knowledge of facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of various aspects of the Scrum approach. e.g. Burndown technologies, Retrospectives, Bugs management etc.).
  • Strong JIRA and Confluence knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of unit and integration testing approaches
  • Knowledge of Git and SQL
  • Demonstrated desire to learn new technologies, techniques and approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, to achieve goals as agreed by within a self directed team
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Desirable:

  • Familiarity with CI or CD
  • Strong Java, Spring, Hibernate, Maven
  • Excellent analytic skills and an ability to demonstrate critical thinking
  • Knowledge of a variety of Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter along with your salary expectations to careers@phoebussoftware.com